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2014 Ford Fusion Energi vs. 2014 Toyota Avalon Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Ford Fusion Energi than in the Toyota Avalon, due to the Ford Fusion Energi's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Ford Fusion Energi will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Avalon.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Fusion Energi as you will with the Toyota Avalon, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Ford Fusion Energi or the Toyota Avalon, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Fusion Energi and the Toyota Avalon have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Ford Fusion Energi is about the same width as the Toyota Avalon. When looking at overall length, the Ford Fusion Energi takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Avalon.

Drivetrain
The Ford Fusion Energi has much less torque than the Toyota Avalon, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Ford Fusion Energi has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Avalon, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Fusion Energi is significantly less powerful than the Toyota Avalon. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Fusion Energi and the Toyota Avalon. The Ford Fusion Energi has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Avalon, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Ford Fusion Energi comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Avalon.

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2014 Ford
Fusion Energi

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MSRP*: $34,700 - $36,500

2014 Toyota
Avalon

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MSRP*: $31,590 - $39,900
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $2,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.85% As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 40
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
21
Highway MPG: 36 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $32,011 - $33,671 $28,431 - $35,910

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